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A podcast about neuroscience, longevity and athletics. Show host Louisa Nicola is a Sydney trained neurophysiologist with added certifications in sleep medicine. This podcast lives at the intersection of neuroscience and athletic performance bringing you ideas, tools and protocols to enhance your performance. This podcast interviews the best experts in the world to bring emerging themes in performance, neurology, sleep physiology and medicine. Louisa regularly consults for technology development companies, professional athletic organizations and consults with the biggest names in NBA, MLB and NFL. Louisa is on the scientific advisory board of Tonal, Klora and FITLIGHT. Find Louisa on Instagram @louisanicola_

The Neuro Experience with Louisa Nicola Neuro Athletics

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 574 Ratings

A podcast about neuroscience, longevity and athletics. Show host Louisa Nicola is a Sydney trained neurophysiologist with added certifications in sleep medicine. This podcast lives at the intersection of neuroscience and athletic performance bringing you ideas, tools and protocols to enhance your performance. This podcast interviews the best experts in the world to bring emerging themes in performance, neurology, sleep physiology and medicine. Louisa regularly consults for technology development companies, professional athletic organizations and consults with the biggest names in NBA, MLB and NFL. Louisa is on the scientific advisory board of Tonal, Klora and FITLIGHT. Find Louisa on Instagram @louisanicola_

    Eat and Sleep Smarter with Shawn Stevenson

    Eat and Sleep Smarter with Shawn Stevenson

    Shawn Stevenson, host of The Model Health Show and author of Sleep Smarter, joins Louisa  to discuss sleep, health, diet and exercise. 

    In this episode we discuss: 
    What is the brain made of?Best nutrients for brain healthMagnesium and how magnesium can help reverse brain ageing  Foods for brain health and ageing What is oleocanthal-rich EVOO and its relation to the BBBHow to fight inflammation Neuroinflammation and the damaging effects it has on our brainLowering neuroinflammation  
    Studies mentioned:
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/201521/

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    The information provided in this show is not medical advice, nor should it be taken or applied as a replacement for medical advice. The Neuro Experience podcast, its employees, guests and affiliates assume no liability for the application of the information discussed.

    • 59 min
    Stress Proof Your Brain - Dr Mithu Storoni MD, PhD

    Stress Proof Your Brain - Dr Mithu Storoni MD, PhD

    The brain is a fascinating and complex organ. It’s the primary control center for our whole body, and it can be affected by stress in many different ways. Stress itself is an important part of life – it helps us prepare for danger or respond to emergencies. But when we’re constantly stressed out, that’s when our brain starts to pay the price. This blog post will explore how stress affects your brain, both positively and negatively, so you can develop strategies to reduce your brain’s vulnerability to its harmful effects.

    In this episode I speak with Dr Mithu Storoni, an eye surgeon & neuroscience researcher-turned writer. She is the author of "Stress Proof". 

    This episode taught me so much about the neurobiology of stress and how to combat stress in your life. 

    Find Mithu here:
    Instagram
    Her website
    Stress Proof Book

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    The information provided in this show is not medical advice, nor should it be taken or applied as a replacement for medical advice. The Neuro Experience podcast, its employees, guests and affiliates assume no liability for the application of the information discussed.

    • 53 min
    Strength Training & Nutritional Differences Between Men & Women with Dr Stacy Sims

    Strength Training & Nutritional Differences Between Men & Women with Dr Stacy Sims

    Stacy Sims, MSC, PHD, is a forward-thinking international exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist who aims to revolutionise exercise nutrition and performance for women.
    She has directed research programs at Stanford, AUT University, and the University of Waikato, focusing on female athlete health and performance and pushing the dogma to improve research on all women.
    In this episode we discuss:

     WOMEN ARE NOT SMALL MEN 
    Why women are different to menScientific controversy around studying womenWhat we don't knowBEST WAY FOR WOMEN TO TRAIN
    Muscle and womenHormones and women Best way for women to trainReproduction and exerciseBEST WAY FOR WOMEN TO EAT
    Nutritional requirements for womenShould we train in a fed state or on an empty stomach?How much protein do we need?When is the right time to eat
    Find Stacy Here
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    Her website

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    The information provided in this show is not medical advice, nor should it be taken or applied as a replacement for medical advice. The Neuro Experience podcast, its employees, guests and affiliates assume no liability for the application of the information discussed.

    • 58 min
    Skeletal Muscle & Fat Loss for Longevity with Layne Norton, PhD

    Skeletal Muscle & Fat Loss for Longevity with Layne Norton, PhD

    Layne Norton, Ph. D., is a scientist, pro natural bodybuilder, raw elite powerlifter, and physique coach, among other things. He received his BS in Biochemistry, and his PhD in Nutritional Sciences. He is a current IPF and USAPL world and national record-holder in squat (668 lb).

    “I always tell people, I don't think I would've had the success I did in business or social media or academia if I hadn't done weightlifting because that taught me so much about other things in life.” —Layne Norton

    In this episode we discuss:

    MUSCLE/ WEIGHT LIFTING 
    The keys to preserving muscle and losing fat  Why is skeletal muscle so important for longevity and brain health?What’s really driving muscle growth: intrinsic vs. systemic factors, IGF, and hormone signalingThe important role of inflammation from exerciseWOMEN vs MEN
    Most studies done on men  Women training on empty stomach  Clarifying the role of cortisol—a misunderstood hormoneProtein and amino acids amounts needed to build muscle SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY 
    What is a scientific paperHow to read scienceWhat is fake and what is not  FOOD/ DIET
    Energy: are all calories equal?  How much we are burning va how much we actually burn  Mascros  Genes / blood work and specific diets  Tracking meals and counting calories  
    Find Layne here:
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    The information provided in this show is not medical advice, nor should it be taken or applied as a replacement for medical advice. The Neuro Experience podcast, its employees, guests and affiliates assume no liability for the application of the information discussed.

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Your DNA is not your only story. Genomics based Medicine with Wild Health

    Your DNA is not your only story. Genomics based Medicine with Wild Health

    In most cases, your genes have less than five per cent to do with your risk of developing a particular disease, in fact the vast majority of diseases, including many cancers, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease, have a genetic contribution of 5 to 10 per cent at best.

    To learn more about this I brough Dr Mike Malin and Dr Mike Stone from Wild Health on the podcast today to talk about all genomics based medicine. At Wild Health, they combine an in-depth genetic analysis with extensive blood work and a lifestyle assessment to provide you with a fully comprehensive picture of your health like you’ve never seen it before. You’ll receive a 50+ page report covering everything from your optimal diet, exercise and supplement routine to your risks of chronic disease and prevention strategies. 

    You also get paired with a dedicated doctor and health coach who will help you understand and apply the biggest opportunities for maximizing your health.

    What I personally love is that they focus on brain health too - everything from dementia & Alzheimer's risk to overall inflammation. 
    They even look at specific genes around your circadian rhythm to help you optimize a sleep routine. 

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    The information provided in this show is not medical advice, nor should it be taken or applied as a replacement for medical advice. The Neuro Experience podcast, its employees, guests and affiliates assume no liability for the application of the information discussed.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Maximize The Benefits Of Sauna & Cold Thermogenesis for Emotional Health, Mental Performance and Longevity

    Maximize The Benefits Of Sauna & Cold Thermogenesis for Emotional Health, Mental Performance and Longevity

    Robbie Bent is the CEO and Co-Founder of Othership, a platform for breathwork, connection, and mental wellness. This is a part II to our series with Robbie Bent. Be sure to check out the first episode which is linked below.

    This particular episode is all about heat and cold. Heat from sauna and hot tub therapy improves cardiovascular and metabolic health by stimulating heat shock proteins that initiate a downstream series of favorable health improvements.

    Cold exposure has many health (metabolic and immune) benefits. I have a cold tub at home in Australia and I miss it so much! I'm excited for you all to listen to this episode and find out why heat and cold are so beneficial for you.

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    You can follow me or contact me here ---

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    The information provided in this show is not medical advice, nor should it be taken or applied as a replacement for medical advice. The Neuro Experience podcast, its employees, guests and affiliates assume no liability for the application of the information discussed.

    • 28 min

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574 Ratings

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Louisa is as informative as she is entertaining. It’s the perfect stop for anyone looking to learn more about the brain, sleep, health all in one place.

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